Re-Imagine Work through Digital Transformation
Hybrid work models have moved in tandem with digital transformation in the past year. To facilitate remote and flexi work arrangements, many companies have undergone business re-engineering to streamline workflows and optimise manpower through technology. Learn ways businesses can make use of digital tools to re-design and transform work processes fit for the future economy.
Julian ChanDirector, Microsoft Digital, Asia Pacific, Microsoft Singapore
Julian has been working in the technology sector for over 22 years and is currently the Head of IT of Microsoft Asia Pacific, leading the company’s digital transformation efforts in the region. He has also held leadership roles in solutions delivery and program management. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2007, Julian spent 8 years at Intel where he had a broad spectrum of regional IT and marketing experience. Before Intel, he worked in the media and advertising industry as a producer. Julian obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University with a double major in Telecommunications and Psychology and has a Master’s degree in Information and Communication Sciences from Ball State University.
Kenneth Siow Regional Director for Southeast Asia and General Manager, Singapore, Tencent Cloud InternationalKenneth SiowRegional Director for Southeast Asia and General Manager, Singapore, Tencent Cloud International
Kenneth Siow is Regional Director for Southeast Asia and General Manager (Singapore) at Tencent Cloud International. Ken is currently the Regional Director for Tencent Cloud Southeast Asia & GM (Singapore). He is an IT Professional with 22 plus years of experience spanning Sales, Management , Partner Development and Professional Services. He spent the last 5.5 years in Google Cloud in various sales leadership roles and in the last role as SE Asia Head of Google Workspace Cloud Sales Team, where he led a cross functional team of Sales, Customer Engineers and Program managers, responsible for New Business Acquisition, Customer Retention, Renewals, and Customer Success. Prior to Google Ken held various leadership /roles in Cisco Systems, Intel Solution Services and Royal Dutch Shell IT, spanning roles in Sales, Pre-Sales and Post Sales Professional Services Consulting across Singapore, Beijing China and London, United Kingdom. Ken holds a MBA degree from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) , a MBA from National University of Singapore (NUS) , a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Telecommunications Management from Murdoch University at Western Australia, and a Executive Education Certificate in Digital Business Strategy from MIT.
Tan Choon ChaiSenior Vice President, Product & Business IT, SPTel Pte Ltd
Mr Tan Choon Chai is a veteran in the Telecommunication and Technology industry with over 20 years of experience in product development and management, business strategy and execution, end to end customer experience and design innovation, business process transformation and IT digitalization.
Choon Chai has an extensive portfolio experience across various technology and solution domains including Business Digitalization and Automation, Software Defined Network (SDN), Cloud Solutions (XaaS/CDN/Virtualisation), Data Centre, Mobility, Data Networking and Cybersecurity.
Vishnu BhanDirector, 5G Customer Engagement, Singtel
Vishnu is a Digital practitioner and a Handyman! Digital starts with experience and ends with a successful business. His focus is challenging assumptions, reimagining existing offerings and pushing the boundaries of how anything is traditionally consumed by leveraging digital technologies. Digital doesn’t just address disruption; it creates it too. His vision, thinking and strategy is more inclined to the future state.
Vishnu leads customer engagement for 5G & IOT at Singtel working its ecosystem of key clients, vendors, partners, regulators and associates. His work is focused on leveraging key 5G & IOT capabilities to create commercial and societal value. This includes solving for the problems that we are aware of, as well as future casting solutions and business models. As an evangelist for 5G internally and externally he aims to raise the aware of key aspects of 5G which will enable stakeholders to understand the technology, identify the context for using it and most importantly leverage the Singtel capabilities to create efficient, economical and high ROI use cases. He is a trained Design Thinking practitioner and has facilitated more than 200 design thinking workshops to co-create use cases.
Previously he was leading the Singtel Center of Digital Excellence (CODE) which aspires to be the partner of choice for enterprises in Asia Pacific to help them in accelerating their Digital Transformation journey. The lab is fully equipped to conduct training, prototyping as well and develop use cases for digital transformation. The lab has a private 5G network with a on-premise MEC which is used for co-creation of solutions with clients and partners.